INDEPENDENCE - Former teachers, graduates and staff of Simon Kenton and Dixie Heights high schools are invited to a community reunion 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday at Pioneer Park.
The event is for all classes, and the public is also invited.
People may also bring a yearbook, car or pictures to represent their class.
For more information, call John Stephenson, former superintendent of public instruction of Kentucky, at (859) 653-7000.
5K run, walk in Lakeside Park
LAKESIDE PARK - The fourth annual Mary Steggeman Memorial 5K Run and Walk will begin 8 a.m. Saturday.
The walk will begin and end at Lakeside Presbyterian Church on Dixie Highway.
Registration will be 7 a.m.
Cost is $20 for individuals.
Groups of three or more will receive $2 off per person.
For more information or to register, call Lakeside Park's recreation line at (859) 392-0088 or visit www.cityoflakesidepark.com.
Programs address child health issues
FLORENCE - Parents, caregivers and educators can attend Cardinal Hill University's free community education programs.
The monthly programs will include: "Estate Planning for Your Special Needs Child," Thursday; "Sleep-Deprived Children," Oct. 9; "Sensory Integration and Allergies," Nov. 6; "What is Muscle Tone? Does Your Child Have it?" Jan. 8; "Ergonomics for Kids," Feb. 5; "Obesity Among Children," March 4; "Sensory Defensiveness and the Wilbarger Deep Pressure Brushing Protocol," April 1; and "Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Disorder," May 6.
All classes are 7-8:30 p.m. at the university, 31 Spiral Drive in Florence.
For registration information, call (859) 525-1128.
25th MainStrasse Oktoberfest near
COVINGTON - Food, drinks and arts and crafts will fill six city blocks at the 25th annual MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest Friday-Sunday.
Hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
The Kentucky Tourism Council calls the festival one of the top 10 events in Kentucky.
The Southeast Tourism Society named the festival one of the top 20 events in the Southeast.
For information, call MainStrasse Village Association's event line at (513) 357-MAIN.
Series to teach managing stress
EDGEWOOD - The St. Elizabeth Holistic Health Center will teach people how to relax and find peace in its "Life Enhancement and Stress Management Series."
Classes include: "Autogenic Training Relaxation" on Sept. 9; "Quick Relaxation Methods and Applications" on Sept. 16; "Psychological Tool Kit" on Sept. 23. All classes cost $25 and will be 5:30-7 p.m.
For more information, call (859) 578-5959 or visit www.stelizabeth.com and click on "classes and events."
Free marketing, finance classes
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - The Northern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center will present free marketing and finance classes in Room 461 of the BEP Center on NKU's Highland Heights Campus.
"How to Develop a Marketing Plan," 6-9 p.m. Sept. 11, focuses on the fundamentals of marketing and overcoming marketing obstacles.
"Accounting and Financial Management," 6-9 p.m. Thursday, focuses on setting up account systems and generating monthly financial statements.
To register, call (859) 572-6524.
New stop-smoking program starting
A free, 12-week smoking cessation program begins the week of Sept. 8 in several Northern Kentucky locations.
The program helps smokers quit through peer support, education and nicotine replacement aids.
Start dates are: Sept. 8 at St. Elizabeth Medical Centers in Edgewood and Grant County, and Sept. 9 at St. Luke Hospital East in Fort Thomas.
The classes are 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. weekly.
Participants must pay for nicotine patches and all other aids.
For information, call (859) 442-3525.
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